Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

DEHY 112
2 CR

This is a course designed for students within the Dental Hygiene Program. The primary focus of this course is on common dental office emergencies as they relate to treatment of patients. This course includes laboratory time in which students develop skills required to effectively treat medical emergencies. Topics covered within the lab and lecture include: assessment, vital signs, CPR, emergency action principles, oxygen therapy, medical/legal ramifications of treatment, medical emergencies, and physiology of emergencies. Students will receive a certificate from the American Heart Association in BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED). Special Note: Students must successfully complete this course in the first semester of the Dental Hygiene Program. Successful completion of this course is required prior to enrollment in all clinical dental hygiene courses. Lab Fee

Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program